Economics Department

MISSION

Our mission is to help students develop the skills required to investigate economic challenges in a wide variety of settings.

PROGRAMS

We offer undergraduate degrees in two areas of study, including a new Business Data Analytics program, a SAS Certificate, and a minor. These degrees offer a rich and diverse assortment of sub-specialties that can support any student's unique interests and career plans.

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FACULTY

Our outstanding faculty are focused on delivering the best educational experiences to our students. Respected scholars' outside-the-classroom professional activities help bring the subject to life for our students.

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ADVISORY BOARD

Senior executives offer support and expertise to the department, providing advice and guidance on academic programming assuring that our curricula remain fresh, relevant and rigorous.


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ECONOMICS SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships available each year for both incoming and current students.


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ECONOMICS CLUB

The Economics Club is open to interested students. The group provides opportunities to interact with students from diverse backgrounds, network with business professionals, participate in competitions and organize community service projects.

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QUESTION: WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH AN ECONOMICS DEGREE?

Answer: Pretty much anything you want! Data science skills are in strong demand today and will be into the future. Our alumni are in-demand by disciplines and organizations throughout the country.

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What's Happening at the Economics Department

CBA Professors' Study Shows Veterans Earn More than Non-Veterans

CBA Professors' Study Shows Veterans Earn More than Non-Veterans

Military veterans are faring better in the workplace than their non-veteran counterparts. In fact, between 2005 and 2015, veterans’ average hourly wages were nearly $5 higher — at almost $26 an hour — compared to $21 an hour for non-veterans. Those findings, and more, by faculty economists Dr. Francesco Renna and Dr. Amanda Weinstein, at The University of Akron are discussed in their paper, The Veteran Wage Differential.

Are Ohio businesses benefitting from the drilling boom?

Are Ohio businesses benefitting from the drilling boom?

UA economics professor among those studying how recent oil and gas boom has affected businesses in Ohio and across the country.

Spring 2019 Undergraduate SAS Certificate Awards

Spring 2019 Undergraduate SAS Certificate Awards

Congratulations to our students who earned their Undergraduate SAS Certificates this Spring Semester!

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Mike Nelson

Mike Nelson
Department Chair, Economics

At the Department of Economics, our faculty is diverse and talented. They conduct research, publish in high-quality academic journals, and consult businesses and governmental agencies. Then, they bring their scholarship and experiences into the classroom where they supoort student' efforts to learn this important discipline.

Our programs emphasize the development of theoretical knowledge and data analysis. Students learn how the market economy works, and the role of government in the economy. That knowledge is further expanded in the senior project required of all majors.

You will be in class with other talented students. Employers recognize and reward the finely honed critical thinking and analytic skills economics graduates possess. Studies regularly show economics majors have some of the highest starting salaries.

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